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World Sword Swallowers Day
|World Sword Swallow Day has been organized by
the Sword Swallowers Association International
to celebrate the ancient art of sticking a sharp blade
down the throat, and then removing it again,
without getting hurt in the process
so it can be repeated again later on.
The oldest mentions found of sword swallowers are of performers in India at least several millennia BC.
Just like in the present times, these performances were typically done as a proof of profound spirituality or extreme self discipline.
The sword used is generally not sharpened.
Sword swallowing is a dangerous skill.